Worcester Man Gets Up to 40 Years in Prison for 2016 Crime Spree

Worcester Man Gets Up to 40 Years in Prison for 2016 Crime Spree

WORCESTER – A Worcester man who had requested a hearing for a reduced sentence for a 2016 crime spree in which he sexually assaulted a woman three times on Main St. in Worcester, wound up getting more time added to his prison sentence.

According to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early’s office, Antonio Damon was sentenced in 2017 to 25 to 30 years in state prison for aggravated kidnapping. Damon sought to reduce his sentence at a hearing on Thursday before the Appellate Division of the State Superior Court. However, Damon’s sentence was increased to 35 to 40 years. 

The sentences on the other 17 charges, on which he was convicted, remain the same and all will run concurrent to the 35-to-40-year sentence, according to the DA’s office. 

On the afternoon of August 9, 2016, Damon armed with what was believed to be a knife, entered an office at 340 Main St. and sexually assaulted a woman three times.

Damon left the building, carjacked another woman’s vehicle, strangling, threatening and sexually assaulting her before she was able to escape. He later broke into a business on Denny Street and committed an armed robbery before he was arrested by the Worcester Police.

Assistant District Attorney Courtney L. Sans  argued for her original recommendation of 40-60 years in prison for aggravated kidnapping. She asked the judges that if they were not inclined to increase the sentence that they let the original sentence stand.

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